MICROFILM
rock
The result of their meeting is an instrumental music including audio and video samples and is often described as Post Rock in the vein of Mogwai, Explosions in the sky, From monuments to masses… The project takes its true dimension in concert through the projection of pictures sampled from movies and then graphically re-animated. The music style is quite original since they only listen to their feelings and music is their way to express their emotions.
www.microfilm.tv  //  myspace - facebook - video //  booking - label 1 - label 2

 

LE PRINCE MIIAOU
rock / pop
Un peu gauche, naïvement adroite, joliment dégingandée, Le Prince Miiaou n’est pas un chat, n’est pas un garçon, n’est pas un groupe, Le Prince Miiaou est Maud-Elisa MANDEAU, est une fille, est seule. « Shaker humain » elle ingurgite, digère et recrache à sa façon : Mogwai, Foals, Bon Iver, PJ Harvey, Arcade Fire, Animal Collective, Florence and The Machine, Radiohead (mais surtout les Greenwood), Chokebore…
www.leprincemiiaou.com  //  booking - label

 

 


FRANCOIS & THE ATLAS MOUTAINS

pop / electro / folk
Being the first Domino French signing, Fránçois and The Atlas Mountains are ready to spread their wings over indie pop’s vast international landscape. Open and extremely sensitive, these twelve songs display graceful and surprising arrangements, with their watercolour-like melodies.
www.francoisandtheatlasmountains.com
listen - video  //  booking - label

 


 


HACRIDE

metal
With already a formidable foundation based on 2 killer fullength records that already explored the boundaries of extreme music, the band’s highly anticipated third fullength ‘lazarus’ will demonstrate the monstrous potential once and for all. Mixing up the ferocity and inventivity of bands like meshuggah, neurosis and gojira to a sound of their own, lazarus proves that hacride evolved and is ready to take on the world.
www.hacride.com
video  //  booking - management - label 1 -  label 2

 


UNISON

pop / electro / indus / shoegaze / witch house
Unison members Julien Camarena and Melanie Moran are recognized in France as leaders of the « Witch House » movement. For this first LP on Lentonia Records, they have conjured up a highly unique music made of dark layered sounds that pulsates its way through waking dreams. During their live shows, audiences find themselves in a state of trance. Unrelenting beats and waves of guitar tracks by Camarena are met by the melancholic voice of Moran, a refuge in this haunted yet irresistable whirlwind.
www.weareunison.com  //  listen - video  // label

 


CONTACT IN VIVO
experimental / sound art
It’s a collective of three percussionists, two sound engineers and a lighting technician. They are interested in the vibration of matter, captured with the most basic equipment: quartz sensors. The props they use are those found in a concert hall: projectors, crowd barriers, engines and the human body.
facebook - video //  booking

 

 

 

HELLO BYE BYE
pop / electro
Le premier album de Hello Bye Bye, nom inspiré par les Beatles, est un billet aller pour une destination pop bercée par Air, Chemical Brothers, Death In Vegas, Phœnix et les Dandy Warhols. Hello Bye Bye, emmené par Stéphane Mourgues (alias DJ Moule), mitonne des chansons comme des mille-feuilles, en superposant alternativement ambiances acidulées et harmonies atmosphériques clairsemées de touches exotiques avec les voix complices et complémentaires de Célia et Stéphane.
myspace - facebook - video // booking - label

 

 

LUIS FRANCESCO ARENA
folk / pop
After two critically acclaimed records, Luis Francesco Arena comes back to us with a third album. This time, Luis’ has enriched his musical world with drums, piano and various experimentations such as sampling and human beat box, which all add to the songwriter’s vocabulary while extending his musical terrain (Red Handed). When listening to his melodies, one thinks of Nick Drake, Ken Stringellow and even the Beatles (Black Lemonade). His lyrics are subtle and poetical, leading to a rich universe, peopled by strange animals, childhood memories and the ups and downs of Luis’ world. On stage, Luis Francesco Arena mesmerizes with his amazing vocals and guitar skills, both perfectly matched by the violin and cello.
www.luisfrancesco.com  //  listen - facebook // label

 

ROBOT ORCHESTRA
rock
The two guys from Robot Orchestra have experience, and, on top of it, they are experienced. Not content with having won their stripes by gulping down a big share of Europe’s asphalt, with over a hundred gigs in more than fifteen countries, the two robots have built up scenic experience from their two original bands : FEEDING and DOWN TO EARTH. These two from La Rochelle wanted to prove it by showing. Concrete before theory. Concrete before never-ending discussions in some erudite, but obsolete, magazines.
http://robotorchestra.free.fr  //  soundcloud - video - bandcamp  // booking - label

 

 

TREPALIUM
metal 
Named after an ancient torture device, TREPALIUM sure know how to crush bones with their technical, multi-faceted yet wrenching death metal. In Latin, “trepalium” also means “labour”, a concept the French band knows more than well, being referred to as one of the best live performers of their generation.
listen -  facebook - myspace // booking - label

 

 

 

 

L’ECHELLE DE MOHS
experimental
A ‘no-holds barred’ improvised session of sound experimentation: electro-acoustics, sampled field recordings, old recordings and voices are thrown into a melting pot.
Modelée par le principe d’improvisation totale et par la dynamique des matières qui la compose, la musique de l’E.D.M. est massive et granuleuse. Ses formes instables, alternances de magmas sonores et de filigranes électroacoustiques, savent aussi se faire minimalistes et maîtrisées, formes abstraites peuplées de matières concrètes.
myspace - video 1 - video 2

 


STEP IN FLUID

progressive metal
Step in Fluid are a band from France, they play a style of jazz fusion with some metal elements thrown in here and there. The band is a side project of Harun from Trepalium The band released their debut album titled One step beyond last year. I really enjoyed the album, there are a few elements from trepalium that have trickled into this record. Overall a great album and I think you guys should check them out if you like jazz fusion.
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THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE
black metal / screamo
« Musical open-mindedness turns to a plague only when one have shitty taste », once said the prophet. You guess that’s not the case with THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE, who dare to assemble, in a total presumptuousness, the jazz-tainted black metal of DEATHSPELL OMEGA, the technical yet suffocating chaos of COMITY, added to their ORCHIDesque experience in TACITURN ( R.I.P ). For now way more loquacious than with their last embodiment, these five too bipolar butchers will be delighted to smash your cortex with their receding riffs and vicious throat scrapings. « New Thing » may just be their first offering, this porky half-hour may make a lot of their peers look elsewhere.
http://thephantomcarriage.free.fr //  facebook // booking - label

 


COUP D’MARRON

french folk
Il y a un peu plus de dix ans, suivant l’exemple de quelques groupes phares héritiers de la scène alternative française, tout un courant de mômes a commencé à délaisser la guitare et s’est amusé à réhabiliter l’accordéon en redécouvrant les disques des parents ou des grands-parents. Wilfried a fait partie de ceux-là. Un long séjour en Angleterre l’a poussé à écrire, lui donnant le sentiment de devoir réapprendre sa langue maternelle pour mieux l’apprivoiser. Un matheux raté qui se prenait pour un poète. Coup d’Marron était né.
www.coupdmarron.com  //  facebook - myspace  //  booking

 


AMNISTY

reggae
C’est autour d’une idée simple que les membres d’Amnisty se sont rassemblés :  » Bousculer les consciences au travers de thèmes universels, tels que la solidarité, l’éducation ou les refus de l’indifférence » . Portés par des mélodies chaleureuses et rythmées, c’est en live que les textes, chantés en français, révèlent le mieux ces artistes généreux…
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LHOME
slam / hip-hop
Originaire du Togo, et d’un père Libanais, je suis un « sang-mêlé », un métisse arabo-africian qui a grandit en France après avoir quitté son pays natal. 3 Cultures, 3 mondes, avec leurs ouvertures et leur limites… Mes racines sont marquées par la guerre (Liban) ou la dictature (Togo), ce qui a fortement influencé mes écrits… Intervenant en écriture depuis 2002, j’ai eu le bonheur de travailler auprès de 4000 jeunes sur des ateliers artistiques.
Je suis un mélomane, je m’abreuve de musique ( le Rap engagé et textuel, le Slam, la Chanson française, la musique de film. j’aime écouter Abdal Malik, Yousoupha, Grand Corps Malade, Francis Cabrel, Patrice, Barbara, Medine, Akhenaton…
www.artdelhome.com  //  facebook - video  //  booking -